“A New Wig?!”: Rafael Nadal’s New Look Stuns Tennis Fans on Twitter

Published 09/16/2021, 11:36 PM EDT
Aug 5, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after a play against Lloyd Harris of South Africa (not pictured) during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports


Apart from his 20 Grand Slam titles, beast-like competitiveness, and never-give-up attitude, the hair of Rafael Nadal also gets much attention. And now, it has once again caught the center of attention as the tennis legend wore a new wig.

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Recently, the 35-year-old Spaniard was in attendance for his documentary film and podcast presentation at his Rafa Nadal Academy. There, he also congratulated Daniel Rincon for winning the US Open 2021 boys’ singles title.

Later on, the Academy’s official Twitter posted pictures of the event. And that is when tennis fans noticed the new hair on Nadal.

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Following that, the fans took to Twitter to mock the Spaniard’s look. Some even got emotional looking at the champion embracing change.

Twitter reacts to Rafael Nadal’s new wig

There were two kinds of reactions; fans amusing themselves and getting all teary. First, let’s look at the hit Rafael Nadal got on his new hair.

Indeed, it was raining Gifs on this new update from the Spaniard. Some internet experts also tried to guess what kind of wig it was.

Conversely, the other side of fans found their way to respond to Nadal. While one wrote, “Not the two-tone swoop,” the other cried, “He didn’t go to treat his foot guys; he went for hair transplant.”

Moreover, one fan even tried to use sarcasm over the hair. He said, “His hair grew back after taking a break from tennis for like two months.”

Here are some other notable reactions to Nadal’s new hair.

When will Rafael Nadal play on the tennis tour again?

Unfortunately, Nadal will not play anymore in the 2021 season, citing a foot injury. However, he is positive to return soon on the court in the 2022 season.

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Aug 5, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a forehand against Lloyd Harris of South Africa (not pictured) during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Additionally, the Spaniard also missed Wimbledon and the US Open 2021 tournaments. But because Novak Djokovic lost in New York, he, Federer, and Djokovic all have 20 Grand Slams each.

Hence, the GOAT race will once again resume in 2022. Let’s see who becomes the first of the big three to reach the 21st Grand Slam milestone.

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Who do you think will win become the first man to win their 21st Grand Slam? Also, what do you think about Nadal’s new hair?

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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